I start a serie of blog posts to share notes I took when I attended the MOOC ‘Learn HTML5 from W3C‘. For this first post, you find the most relevant information given in the introduction part of this online course.
Unicorn is W3C’s unified validator, which helps people improve the quality of their Web pages by performing a variety of checks. Unicorn gathers the results of the popular HTML and CSS validators, as well as other useful services, such as Internationalization, RSS/Atom feeds and http headers.
The w3c cheatsheet
The W3C cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from a variety of specifications published by W3C. It aims at giving in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications, completed by summaries of guidelines developed at W3C, in particular the WCAG2 accessibility guidelines, the Mobile Web Best Practices, and a number of internationalization tips.
The word ‘Internationalization’ is often abbreviated to ‘i18n‘. This is a widely used English abbreviation, derived from the fact that there are 18 letters between the ‘i’ and the ‘n’.
Localization is sometimes written as l10n.
As a content author or developer, you should nowadays always choose the UTF-8 character encoding for your content or data. This Unicode encoding is a good choice because you can use a single encoding to handle pretty much any character you are likely to meet. This greatly simplifies things.
Always declare the encoding of your document using a meta element with a charset attribute:
Aside, I’ve read an interesting benchmark with advantages and drawbacks of the two main current databases management systems: “relational” (RDBMS) and “NoSQL“.
However, there are other links about WordPress due to its new upgrade to version 4.4 “Clifford”, Android code editors, and it becomes an habit, a resource about eLearning.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #11: web development, WordPress, eLearning
This week brings more digital resources than usual, in particular thanks to the awesome MOOC Learn HTML5 from W3C provided by edX.
Aside these resources for web development, you find links for various digital resources about eLearning, accessibility, Dropbox, search on Google.
There are more and more MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) available on the Internet, and this is one the best free digital resources like I used to propose on this blog.
This week I was busy by studying a very good MOOC: Learn HTML5 from W3C thanks to the edX platform. So, this article mainly introduces resources related to HTML5 features.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #6: HTML5, CSS, Microdata, Bootstrap
Here is a specific post to share three useful resources provided by the W3C.
Continue reading 3 useful resources from the W3C